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Hardpop 7 Years by Face, Mexico

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Silver foil invitation designed by Face for world-renowned Mexican electronic music venue Hardpop

Hardpop is an electronic music venue located in the Mexican city of Juárez. It plays host to both international and national DJ’s and has been acknowledged twice by DJ Magazine as one of the best clubs in the world. Hardpop’s brand identity, a contemporary interpretation of military insignia, and a mix of conventional and unconventional typographic forms created by graphic design studio Face—a significant departure from its previous identity—draws its inspiration from an interior of classic and modern detail. To celebrate the venue’s seventh bithday, Face created a number of anniversary specials and a new flyer system that would fit neatly within Hardpop’s signature style.

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Marbella Club designed by Pentagram

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Logo designed by Pentagram for Spanish hotel, golf club and spa resort Marbella Club

Marbella Club is a hotel, spa and golf resort located in the Spanish coastal city of Marbella, on the shores of the Mediterranean sea. Built as the private residence of Prince Alfonso of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, and converted by the prince into an exclusive, private hotel and retreat in 1957, Marbella Club has a significant heritage, one that has played host to royalty, stars of the silver screen, and legends of the music business.

While perhaps some of the glamour of 1950’s and 60’s Hollywood has left us, Pentagram’s new brand identity treatment, directed by John Rushworth and coinciding with Marbella Club’s sixtieth birthday and recent refurbishment, captures some of the qualities of the period and confidently plays with nostalgia, glamour and legacy with a current precision. This occurs in print through texture, colour, photography and symbology, and online with a detailed timeline component.

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Club at South Place Hotel designed by This Is Colt

Print with a mix of coloured uncoated papers with die cut and holographic foil detail for South Place Hotel's private members club designed by This Is Colt

Club is an exclusive private members area hidden from the public within London’s South Place Hotel. Its visual identity, developed by This Is Colt and designed to establish a connection with the parent brand but with “a personality of its own”, is built around a logotype constructed from the same contemporary, condensed sans-serif characters of the hotel’s identity but is paired with a morse code underline detail and executed as a holographic foil print treatment across a variety of coloured papers.

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